Coffee: Burundi Heza
Producer/Farm: Long Miles Coffee Project
Origin/Region: Burundi, Nkonge Hill
Altitude: 2000 masl
Process: Wet Process (fully washed)
Variety: Heirloom Bourbon
Dry Fragrance: fruity, caramel, cranberry
Tasting Notes: A bouquet of fruit - raspberry, apricot, cherries and currants - greets you with molasses sweetness and black tea in this bold, syrupy, sweet coffee. Light rose floral notes become more apparent as it cools. This is an immensely drinkable coffee with a nice complexity of flavor notes. The fruit acidity is balanced by the light bitterness of black tea and sweetness of molasses.
Brew recommendations: I brewed this on V60, Kalita, Origami and the Beehouse dripper. I liked the flavor profile best on Origami and Beehouse dripper at a 1:16 ratio, using 203 degree F water and a TBT of 3:45-:4:00 mins.
Roaster notes: Up to 1,392 farming families contributed to this lot produced by the Long Miles Coffee Project. Grown on Nkonge Hill (Nkonge means “together winning” in Kirundi), this coffee was processed at the Long Miles-built Heza washing station. Though coffees from Long Miles have been a staple on Passenger’s offering menu since 2015, this 2018 harvest is being welcomed to our Foundational Offering menu where it will enjoy year-round availability.